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Re: Standardizing "cards" as UI component?

From: Marcos Caceres <marcos@marcosc.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:56:30 -0500
Message-ID: <CAAci2aDmk5bwg2tw0ZQstw_hH-Fj1xrrSuamGbSgNmPPZX5ehA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: "public-web-mobile@w3.org" <public-web-mobile@w3.org>
On Monday, November 24, 2014, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> A couple of weeks ago, Nova Spivack called on TechCrunch for W3C to
> standardize "Cards":
> http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/08/its-time-for-an-open-standard-for-cards/
> "Cards are modular, bite-sized content containers designed for easy
> consumption and interaction on small screens"
> "Standardized cards will function like a cross between a MIME
> attachment, a page of HTML and JavaScript and applet.

> (Like an iframe?)

> They will be
> portable, interactive, programmatic content experiences. They will work
> across apps, which will open a new era of cross-app interoperability,
> enabling powerful new forms of sharing and productivity."

Like, um, HTML? ;)

> Does that suggestion resonate with people on this list? If a standard is
> indeed needed, can anyone see what kind of standard it would be? (is it
> new markup? new css properties? something else?)
It sounds very confused about how one composes content. We probably just
need to standardize snap points in CSS + Element queries. Cards are, or can
be made from, just block level elements - and a custom element could just
be used to encapsulate the whole thing.

So yeah, we we need some new stuff in CSS but no new marked up.

> Dom
Received on Monday, 24 November 2014 14:56:57 UTC

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